Simon Njami


Born
in Lausanne, Switzerland
January 01, 1962


Simon Njami is a writer and an independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist.

He has published his first novel "Cercueil et Cie" in 1985, followed by "Les Enfants de la Cité" in 1987, "Les Clandestins" and "African Gigolo" in 1989, notably. He wrote two biographies, about James Baldwin and Léopold Sédar Senghor, several short texts, scripts for cinema and documentary films.

Njami is the co-founder of Revue Noire, a journal of contemporary African and extra-occidental art, and he was Visiting Professor at UCSD (University of San Diego California).

After conceiving the Ethnicolor Festival in Paris in 1987, he curated many international exhibitions being among the first ones to think and show African contemporary artists work on internat
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Africa Remix: Contemporary ...

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Santu Mofokeng: A Silent So...

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A Useful Dream: African Pho...

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Les Clandestins

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